“It’s the furthest I’ve travelled for a job before – a 16,000-mile round trip just to do a repair job!” Crozier told the newspaper. “The closest behind that would be Romania where I’ve been to work. I’d never been below the southern hemisphere before; the furthest I’ve been away before was Vancouver in Canada. I don’t think there will be too many people in this area that have travelled that far to do a breakdown!”
His company got the call to look at the Bremach fire vehicle because they used to sell them.
“I was there to do four days’ work, but I was finished after two days,” he said. “The problem was basically with the transmission. It was actually very simple to fix when we actually got there.”
He took the opportunity to look at other fire vehicles and do some training while he was there.
Auto Services will now supply all the spares for the fire vehicle, and Steve, who could travel to Pakistan for his next overseas job, reckons he may have to return to the Falklands at some point in the future.
“This vehicle is the most technically advanced vehicle they have got, I can see them having problems with electronics and other issues because they don’t have the technology out there to cope with it. I’ve got a gut feeling we’ll be back out there again,” he said.